Heartland In Studio

Taylor James Donskey peels back the layers on 'Paper Over It'


Singer-songwriter Taylor James Donskey

Taylor James Donskey is celebrating the release of his album, 'Paper Over It,' with a show at Icehouse in Minneapolis on Thursday, Jan. 16. Before the show, Donskey stopped at Radio Heartland to talk to Mike Pengra and to spin some tracks from the album.

Pieta Brown and friends merge on 'Freeway'


Pieta Brown performs in The Current studio

For her latest album, 'Freeway,' Pieta Brown knew which musicians she wanted to work with and where she wanted to record. Gathering a number of accomplished players from Wisconsin and Minnesota, Brown recorded her new album at April Base in Wisconsin. On a recent visit to The Current, Brown and her friends performed some songs from the resulting album for a session heard on United States of Americana.

Hawktail perform music from their forthcoming album live at Radio Heartland


Hawktail in studio (frame capture)

Hawktail - an instrumental acoustic band comprising Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, Jordan Tice and Dominick Leslie - will release their second album, 'Formations,' in January 2020. They visited Radio Heartland to play a couple selections from the new record and also to play a piece from their debut release, 'Unless.'

Wild Ponies run free in the Radio Heartland studio


Wild Ponies perform at Radio Heartland

Doug and Telisha Williams are the Nashville duo Wild Ponies. They've been playing together since high school and still are heavy road warriors. They were in our area for a handful of gigs recently, and they brought their gear into our studio for a session.

Celebrating 30 years of music together, Storyhill perform at Radio Heartland


Storyhill in the Radio Heartland studio

Three decades ago, Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson started singing together in high school choir. Their friendship and mutual musical interests led them to start performing music together, and the rest is history. Chris and Johnny - aka Storyhill - visited Radio Heartland to sing songs and to talk about their early days as a duo.

Eilen Jewell performs songs from 'Gypsy' at Radio Heartland


Eilen Jewell press photo

Eilen Jewell's new album, 'Gypsy,' deals with the polarities of loving the road, but also loving being home with her family. Jewell and her band wrapped up a North American tour with a visit to the Radio Heartland studio.